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  • n. Plural form of shorthorn.

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Examples

  • On other points he's as level-headed as a breeder of shorthorns, which is what he happens to be.

    The Voyage Out

  • On other points he’s as level – headed as a breeder of shorthorns, which is what he happens to be.

    The Voyage Out

  • Our goats and shorthorns ate the thatch of the houses, and we, ere the end, ate the goats and the shorthorns.

    Chapter 21

  • “I hope you will be ready for a great holiday on the thirtieth of July, Mrs. Poyser,” said Captain Donnithorne, when he had sufficiently admired the dairy and given several improvised opinions on Swede turnips and shorthorns.

    Adam Bede

  • “His shorthorns are good; a solid fellow, but behind the times.”

    Swan Song

  • This type - an ancient cross between longhorns or shorthorns and humped animals - is found throughout eastern and southern Africa.

    1 Microcattle

  • By the side of the superb shorthorns of the Ardfert herd they look like goats; but such cattle as Mr. Crosbie's cream-coloured bull are only suited to richer pasture than the rocks of Lamb Head.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • It may also be added that for the purpose of dairy-farms the best commercial cows are all bred between the rough native cattle and shorthorns, or between

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Amongst the eminent breeders of shorthorns, Mr Campbell, Kinellar, occupies a distinguished place.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Fifty years ago, and for many a long year thereafter, there were no shorthorns in the north.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

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